Suggestions - Spider Emblem attach

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11 May 2013 19:45 #14678 by mm928
Hey guys and gals,

I am finally getting the Shark back from the engine pull on Monday. I have a brand new metal Porsche badge to affix to the Spider. The Spider is powder coated so it is smooth. I have to cut off the tines on the back of the emblem (hood emblem) then glue, epoxy it to the nicely smooth finish of the Spider main body.

So - what to use?
JB Weld
Gorilla Glue
Adhesive made for auto/marine
Adhesive made for hi-temp
Super Glue Gel
Hi-temp Silicone sealant (ATV)
etc.
And should I seal the edges as well with something clear? or just leave it if there is a tiny gap? I do not want it to look goopy.

What have you had success with or summize is the correct thing to use? I assume it is never coming off unless it is re-powder coated, but I would not want to tear up the emblem or body trying to get it off. On the other hand I do not want to open the hood one day and see it gone!

The thing that worries me is the smoothness of the Spider body and the relative un-stickyness of the back of the emblem since it is some kind of pot metal.

Any ideas before Tuesday???? :) thanks

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
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12 May 2013 02:56 #14679 by Kiln_Red
I used windshield urethane once. I was able to get the emblem on flush with little cleanup effort required. I just wiped off the unwanted urethane with lacquer thinner on a rag while it was still wet. It would be a major PITA to remove now, but it could be done with a putty knife affixed to an air hammer. If one thing is for sure it's that it won't be coming off by surprise.

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12 May 2013 17:19 #14686 by mm928
Good one Austin, had not thought of that!

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
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13 May 2013 13:59 #14695 by Ducman82
used simple 30min epoxy from the auto parts store. works GREAT

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14 May 2013 17:14 #14720 by mm928
Ok, so it looks like I am overthinking this then huh? :) Looks like lots of things work fine.

thanks guys....

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
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15 May 2013 18:49 #14754 by 928mac
I use an automotive contact cement for most stick on items. talk to your auto parts place.

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15 May 2013 18:50 #14755 by mm928
Thx Mac - we ran into a last minute broken power steering line,,,,,on the way from Roger and hope to have the Shark back Saturday. Then I can decide what to use!

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
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19 May 2013 20:21 #14814 by Normy1
I powder coated my spider and used black high-temp RTV to hold it down.

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22 May 2013 21:14 #14850 by mm928
Thx Normy

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
- - Isn't Life great? - -

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